Every once in a while an announcement for a phone comes out that is — for lack of a better term — bananas. If you didn’t know better, you might think the report covered a concept phone created by someone who doesn’t have a very good understanding of how technology works. We’ve seen a $4 smartphone, a $8 smartphone, one with 8 gigs of RAM and 25 MP camera, and a russian smartphone with an 8000mAh battery. But this, this is a new kind of crazy, its the Acer Predator 21X kind of crazy, the laptop with a 21 inch screen that weighs 8kg (17 pounds) and has 5 cooling fans but it even exceeds that to be honest.
IDC’s numbers on 2014 smartphone market share made it clear – the smartphone wars are pretty much over, and only two champions are left. In the green corner is Android, in the blue corner is iOS, and between them they accounted for 96.3% of smartphones shipped in 2014.
Most of the people you know probably either have an Android smartphone or an iPhone. That’s because they’re basically the only two popular options you’ll encounter when it’s time to upgrade your phone and you walk into a big-box electronics store or stop by your carrier’s store at the local mall. Sure, there are a few other options, like a BlackBerry or a Windows Phone, for users who are big fans of neither Android nor iOS. But with BlackBerry giving away into Android-based BlackBerry phones and Microsoft giving up on Windows Phone, it looks like those options may not be around much longer.